“The first punch I threw. It was a straight left. I knew right away it broke. But I had to keep going. I couldnâ€™t throw my combinations I had worked on. Coach Tompkins was yelling at me to throw my combos. At the end of the first round I went back to the corner and Tompkins was yelling at me, â€œWhy donâ€™t you throw your combos?â€ I said, â€œMy hand is brokenâ€. He said, â€œOkâ€ and Randy said, â€œJust go first. Go for it and finish the fightâ€.
I said to myself, â€œOk, Iâ€™ll do thatâ€. It was great chemistry in the corner. I went out and I did what they said. I was looking to land a big shot and get it over with. Itâ€™s my left hand, which is my power hand. I went out and threw the kick at Terry. When he caught my kick I let him take me down so I could soften him up with the elbows. I knew I could get back to my feet when I needed to. Then I set him up for the knee. After that I was able to pick his head up with the uppercut and end it with the straight left.
[It was broken in] two places. At the base of my thumb and at the base of the index finger. I donâ€™t need surgery. The doctor says 4 weeks in the brace and then I will be OK.
Iâ€™ll go relax in Brazil for a few weeks. See my family, who I miss so much, hug my kids and stay with them. Go to the beach with them. Stay at the pool at my house, go to church. Catch a movie with my wife, drink a bottle of wine with her. chill out see my family and friends. Iâ€™ll come back for my next camp.”
Vitor Belfort reveals on the Xtreme Couture blog that he defeated Terry Martin via second-round knockout at Affliction “Banned” with a multiple fractures in his left hand.